Automotive Body

From the designers that give shape and form to exteriors to the materials that are used to build bodies, here’s where you can find information about giving shape and physicality to automotive form.

Hyundai Palisade Brings the Space

By: Gary S. Vasilash - August 05, 2019 at 1:02 PM

The challenge is easy to state but the execution is hard to pull off: Create an all-new midsize sport utility that can more than hold its own against well-established competitors like the Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, and new ones like the Subaru Ascent and the Volkswagen Atlas. Introducing the Palisade.

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 18, 2019 at 7:01 PM

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI S

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

A sporty(ish) sedan from VW, including an increasingly rare manual gearbox

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About the Audi R8 LMS GT2

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 05, 2019 at 9:30 AM

For weekend racers who are exceedingly serious, Audi has a new R8 variant

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The Telluride Arrives

By: Gary S. Vasilash - July 03, 2019 at 10:02 PM

Big, bold and boxy—Kia is building a midsize crossover in Georgia that combines style with technology.

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2019 Lexus GX 460 Luxury

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 19, 2019 at 6:52 AM

“Is that the big one?” a colleague asked as we approached the 2019 GX 460 in a parking lot.

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2019 Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - June 05, 2019 at 6:17 AM

As Mazda pivots to “premium,” it is doing more than just talking about it, as the new Mazda3 proves.

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2019 Acura RDX SH-AWD Advance

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 31, 2019 at 8:39 AM

One of the most significant things about the 2019 Acura RDX is something that most people are not going to know about.

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The Racing Special: Shelby Mustang GT350 & the Detroit Grand Prix

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 28, 2019 at 6:40 AM

Does anyone who has any interest in performance vehicles not want to learn more about the  2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang? Does anyone who has any interest in NASCAR or IndyCar not want to learn more about Team Penske, the team extraordinaire?  There’s more right here.

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Designing the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 03, 2019 at 3:38 PM

When you’re going to have your fastest street-legal car, you’re making sure that it looks the part—and then some.

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2019 Lexus RC 350 F Sport AWD

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 30, 2019 at 6:30 AM

The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” isn’t exactly the sort of thing that someone who writes for a living feels really happy about, but when it comes to the Lexus RC 350 F Sport, thousands of words, indeed.

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Bollinger Motors: The Craft Movement for the Auto Industry?

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 29, 2019 at 6:43 AM

Robert Bollinger is not your typical guy with an industrial design degree from Carnegie Mellon. Although he had hoped to study automotive design, that wasn’t in the cards.

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